Creating your own eyebrow wax--or any hair-removal wax--is a relatively simple task involving mixing various ingredients to form a thick and sticky paste. There are many recipes for eyebrow wax using ingredients you probably already possess. The key to any wax is in the heating and application, so if a recipe does not work at first, check and make sure you applied a thick enough layer and that the wax was neither too hot nor too cold.
This first wax recipe uses a mixture of honey and sugar to remove hair. Heat a cup of sugar in a saucepan on low. Stir until the sugar starts bubbling. Add a cup of honey and the juice of half of a large lemon to the sugar. Mix well. The mixture should be a golden yellow color. Transfer the mixture to a heat-proof bowl. Let it cool so that the mixture is not so hot as to burn you. Apply the mixture with a wooden stick or plastic knife. If it starts to harden, heat it up again in the microwave.
Using sugar-based wax to remove hair, a process called sugaring, can be quite effective. Sugar wax doesn't actually contain wax, although it works in the same way. Take 2 cups sugar, a quarter of a cup of water and a quarter of a cup of lemon juice and mix them in a medium saucepan. Turn the heat on low. Once the sugar mixture has achieved a thick, syrup-like consistency and has turned a transparent brown, take it off the heat and transfer it to a heat-proof bowl. Be careful, as the mixture is very hot. Let the mixture cool enough to use (cool enough to touch while still being warm). Apply the mixture with a wooden stick or a plastic knife in the direction of the hair growth.
Strawberry Honey Wax
Melt 2 tbsp. beeswax in a double boiler. As the wax is melting, put 10 room-temperature strawberries, two room-temperature egg whites, and 4 tbsp. honey into a food processor or blender. Add the melted beeswax. Process the mixture until is forms a thick, sticky paste. The mixture should be warm, but not hot. Apply the mixture to the body using a wooden stick or plastic knife. To remove excess wax from the skin, add a small amount of baking soda to hot water.
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